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Michigan-born businesses don't have to wander far from home to find more success
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
When it comes to expansion and finding continued success, multiple popular Michigan-born businesses decided to keep their operations close to home by expanding right here in the state.
Opinion: Want to make a big impact on Michigan's economy? Think small
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Typically, the Mackinac Policy Conference is about big things -- big ideas, big names, and big companies. This year, Rachel Lutz and some Detroit small business colleagues thought it would be fun to bring some small ideas, small names, and small companies to the high-profile gathering.
Freewheeling in Windsor: A short journey to the deep south of Canada
Aaron Mondry & Matthew Lewis
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Windsor, Ontario is closer to downtown Detroit than its suburbs, yet so few of us take the time to explore this charming city to our south. Last month, we decided to go there with open minds and virtually no plans to see what we've been missing.
Join us May 7 for MakerLab, a Metromode speaker series event
Thursday, April 30, 2015
On May 7, Metromode and Model D are teaming up with The Henry Ford to bring you MakerLab, a series of live presentations by Detroit makers where they will discuss their craft and the city's growing maker culture.
A guide to Record Store Day in metro Detroit
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Metro Detroit is home to some fantastic record stores. Here's a rundown of a few of our favorites. Check them out on Saturday, April 18 for Record Store Day, then keep going back.
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An Early Morning Visit to Detroit's Eastern Market
Cass Corridor Films
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Every weekday, Detroit's Eastern Market is buzzing with action while most of us are still sleeping. Cass Corridor Films got up early to follow Slow Jams, a producer of artisan jams, on a quest for locally grown herbs at the wholesale market.
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Wok Asian Bistro opens in downtown Northville
The restaurant at 144 Mary Alexander Ct. serves create-your-own, wok-cooked meals or specialties such as Thai peanut noodles and edamame lo mein.
Royal Oak bar, O'Toole's, opening in Rochester
New dog bone business builds on downtown Plymouth's dog-friendly
The Robot Garage, an educational fun spot for kids, to open third location in Grosse Pointe Park
Tattoo lifestyle brand Ink Addict opens store in downtown Ferndale
Women's boutique opens in downtown Farmington
Birmingham builds reputation as home store destination
Bark Avenue Play & Stay adds second location
The Office Coffee Shop in Royal Oak updates co-working concept
Dearborn's City Hall Artspace Lofts heading into final stages of construction
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Boutique PR firm, Identity, grows thanks to creative vision and streamline operations
The 17-year-old company has grow its revenue by 20 percent over the last year and is aiming to hit 30 percent growth this year.
JVS launches eCycle Opportunities to create low-barrier jobs
Entrepreneurial engineers score $5K in #hack4detroit
S.E.T. Products turns Detroit blight into thriving board-up business
ElimiTix makes fighting traffic tickets easier, cheaper
Littlite aims for South America for international expansion
Sunscreen Mist adds convenience to sunscreen application
NEXTEP SYSTEMS scores patent for food service tech, adds staff in Troy
AlphaTherm brings heated windshield wiper fluid to vehicles
Endeavor report calls for focus on gazelle startups to spur job growth
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Asian mega mart opens in Madison Heights
This week, an Asian foods superstore called 168 Asian Mart opened at 32393 John R (just north of 13 Mile).
Source: Detroit Free Press
Check out these techs. Google Demo investors will.
A call for unifying Michigan's "three economies"
Source: Michigan Radio
Ferndale thrift store advises how to "dress for success"
Source: Life On Mars
How do you build an innovative, entrepreneurial community?
Source: The Atlantic Cities
The Atlantic magazine is looking for a few good start-ups
Source: The Atlantic
Rochester company's expansion profiled in NY Times article
Source: The New York Times
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